Chapter 9 Test- freedom and Partition in South Asia Multiple Choice Questions



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Chapter 9 Test– Freedom and Partition in South Asia
Multiple Choice Questions


  1. The Amritsar Massacre resulted in

    1. India’s refusal to fight in World War I

    2. The British withdrawal from India

    3. Increased demands for Indian Independence

    4. The arrest of Mohandas Gandhi



  1. Which of the following was a cause of the Amritsar Massacre?

    1. British withdrawal created civil war between hindus and muslims

    2. Indians wanted to increase their civil rights

    3. Middle Eastern influence and revolutions

    4. New trade agreements with China and Japan




  1. What was the reaction of the British government after the Amritsar Massacre?

    1. The leader of the massacre received recognition at home

    2. The british immediately withdrew from India

    3. France gained control of India

    4. The British immediately gave Indians more rights in Great Britain




  1. What was Gandhi’s trained profession?

    1. Medical Doctor

    2. School Teacher

    3. Lawyer

    4. Kung-fu Black Belt




  1. What religions did Gandhi base his beliefs on?

    1. Judaism & Hinduism

    2. Christianity & Judaism

    3. Christianity & Islam

    4. Christianity & Hinduism




  1. Which situation contributed to the success of Mohandas Gandhi's campaign of civil disobedience in India?

    1. Pakistan and Bangladesh were involved in civil wars

    2. the united States came to Gandhi’s aid with food and clothing

    3. Great Britain was weakened by World War II

    4. Sikhs and Muslims wanted to create a new nation




  1. What American movements were inspired by Gandhi’s beliefs?

    1. Abolition of Slavery

    2. Civil Rights Movement

    3. The Revolutionary War

    4. Prohibition




  1. Which action is most consistent with Mohandas Gandhi's ideas about civil disobedience?

    1. Bombing an office building

    2. Refusing to pay taxes

    3. Blackmailing a public official

    4. Holding diplomats hostage




  1. How did Gandhi try to appeal to all Indians?

    1. He gave up western clothing

    2. Gandhi looked impressive by speaking in expensive European clothes

    3. By adopting a simple lifestyle

    4. Only a & c are correct

    5. All a, b, & c are correct




  1. During India's independence movement, Mohandas Gandhi's boycott of British-made goods was effective because the British considered India a major?

    1. Shipping center

    2. Industrial center

    3. Source of mineral goods

    4. Market for manufactured goods




  1. What efforts did Gandhi support to hurt the British government in India?

    1. Boycott of British goods

    2. Supported workers strikes

    3. Used non-violent protest

    4. Only b & c are correct

    5. All a, b, & c are correct




  1. The term Raj is used to refer to the period of Indian history during which India was?

    1. Independent

    2. Dominated by Britain

    3. Torn apart by civil war

    4. Loosely ruled by the British East India Company




  1. What was the end of the Salt March like?

    1. Many Indians sat on the beach and made their own salt

    2. British officials arrested many Indians, including Gandhi

    3. Gandhi was assassinated by British officials

    4. Only a & b are correct




  1. Why did Gandhi make the “Quit India” speeches?

    1. To secure freedom for Indians in South Africa

    2. It was required course work for his degree in Britain

    3. End colonial rule by the British

    4. Reduce civil war in India




  1. Why was Gandhi depressed in his later life?

    1. Civil War killed about 500,000 Indians

    2. Religious tensions created dangerous situations

    3. Hindus fled Pakistan; Muslims fled India

    4. Only b & c are correct

    5. All a, b, & c are correct




  1. Why was Gandhi assassinated?

    1. Muslims wanted him dead for being Hindu

    2. The Russian government thought Gandhi was hurting Russian pride

    3. A Hindu killed Gandhi for being friendly to all religions, including Muslims

    4. It was part of World War II




  1. Which of the following was a result of the Sepoy Rebellion?

    1. The British East India company took over many Indian kingdoms

    2. Indian nationalist realized the British provided needed leadership in India

    3. The Mughal emperor’s power increased

    4. The British East India company was abolished




  1. Britain fought for control of India with

    1. France

    2. Portugal

    3. Spain

    4. Holland




  1. British efforts to modernize Indian transportation and communication systems served to?

    1. Promote handicraft production

    2. Satisfy Indian nationalists demands

    3. Encourage population growth

    4. Unite the people of India




  1. Where does the caste system influence life in India today?

    1. Remote and rural villages

    2. Large modern cities

    3. Foreign corporations

    4. Examples of caste life would be impossible to find in today’s news




  1. How have India’s leaders kept the nation united?

    1. They have made a commitment to democratic traditions

    2. A major commitment has been made to Hinduism

    3. Modernizing has been a top priority

    4. Only b & c are correct

    5. All a, b, & c are correct




  1. In the 1950s and 1960s, India sought to end its economic dependence by

    1. Building factories to produce manufactured goods

    2. Encouraging foreign ownership of businesses

    3. Increasing the number of tenant farmers

    4. Ending government regulation of the economy?




  1. How have South Asian countries tried to improve agriculture?

    1. Creating new irrigation projects

    2. Investing in new technology

    3. Buying foreign crops to sell at marketplaces

    4. Only a & b are correct




  1. Which statement best describes the effects of modernization on village life in India?

    1. Most villagers have moved to cities

    2. Television and other new technologies are opening up new worlds to villagers

    3. Villagers have turned away from traditional economies

    4. In villages, attitudes about caste are changing rapidly as a result of economic development




  1. Which as been an important factor that has affected the lives of Indian women?

    1. Arranges marriages are against the law

    2. The joint family has disappeared

    3. Women have gained freedom since the caste system dissolved

    4. More women than men serve in the Indian parliament




  1. Which of the following has posed a major challenge to unity in India since independence?

    1. Lack of natural resources

    2. The history of colonial rule

    3. Cultural diversity

    4. Economic development




  1. The partition of India resulted in

    1. The creation of hundreds of independent nations in South Asia

    2. The rise of Sikh religious beliefs

    3. Rapid industrial growth in South Asia

    4. Mass migrations of Hindus and Muslims

Chapter 9 Test– Freedom and Partition in South Asia Name:


Identifications – Describe or explain the importance of each term – 1 point each


  1. General Dyer

  2. Satyagraha

  3. Partition

  4. Salt March

  5. Amritsar Massacre

Listing/Short answer – 1 point each



Why is India’s government based on the British government?


Why have irrigation projects been important to India?




Why have literacy rates grown since Independence in India?




Why has village life changed little since independence?




Why did Gandhi not celebrate Indian Independence?








List 3 places Gandhi used the media to promote his causes






List 3 of Gandhi’s principles









What 2 countries formed with the partition of South Asia?







5 Gandhi Photos


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